Board Policies

UMass is governed by a set of policies and standards that define proper procedures in areas that affect faculty, staff, students, and, in some cases, others affiliated with the University, such as consultants.

The UMass Board of Trustees issues the policies that govern the University. University policies contain concise statements of direction and required action and are assigned a Board of Trustee’s document number (e.g., Doc.T97-010).

Once policies are established, the President issues University standards. These standards are designed to achieve the requirements of University policies by establishing specific criteria that must be met in campus procedures.

Each campus develops the procedures for implementing the policies and standards. These campus procedures are designed to comply with the requirements of University standards by establishing specific criteria that must be met by University students, staff, consultants, etc.

The President may also issue University procedures establishing specific processes that must be adhered to by University students, staff, consultants, etc.

Document Subject
Policy on Codes of Student Conduct Student
Policy on Conflicts of Interest Human Subjects Research Guidelines & Procedures Academic: COI and Intellectual Property
Policy on Conflicts of Interest Relating to Intellectual Property & Commercial Ventures - Amherst & Boston Academic: COI and Intellectual Property
Policy on Conflicts of Interest Relating to Intellectual Property & Commercial Ventures – Dartmouth Academic: COI and Intellectual Property
Policy on Conflicts of Interest Relating to Intellectual Property & Commercial Ventures – Lowell Academic: COI and Intellectual Property
Policy on Conflicts of Interest Relating to Intellectual Property & Commercial Ventures – Worcester Academic: COI and Intellectual Property
Policy on Faculty Consulting and Outside Activities – Amherst & Boston Academic: Faculty & Research Policies
Policy on Faculty Consulting and Outside Activities – Dartmouth Academic: Faculty & Research Policies
Policy on Faculty Consulting and Outside Activities – Lowell & Worcester Academic: Faculty & Research Policies
Policy on Investments in New Companies Based on University Technologies – Appendix G & Standards Fiscal & General Administrative
Policy on Named Professorships Academic: Faculty & Research Policies
Policy on Naming Facilities Facilities
Policy on Research Professorships Academic: Faculty & Research Policies
Policy on Residency Status for Tuition Classification Purposes Student
Policy on Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activities Academic: Faculty & Research Policies
Policy on Student Accounts Receivable & Standards Fiscal & General Administrative
Policy on Trustee Reserve Fiscal & General Administrative
Policy on Tuition Waivers Personnel
Policy on Undergraduate Admissions Student
Policy on Undergraduate Student Transfer and Visitor Interchange with Guidelines Student
Policy on University Research Projects Academic: Faculty & Research Policies
Policy Statement on Electronic Data Security, Electronic Mail and Computer Policy Development Data & Computing: General
President's Delegations Administrative Delegations
President’s Program Fund Policy Fiscal & General Administrative
Principles of Employee Conduct Personnel